Upcycled Jam Jars…

Do you like to recycle, upcycle and reuse old glass jars?

I love to upcycle glass jars and Hartley’s Jam has kindly let me share some of their recycled jar ideas today. How cool can you make an old jam jar look with add flowers and planting bulbs into them?

What a beautiful idea?

Using old Hartley jam bottles: Simply wash out old jars and soak the jar in warm water to remove the outer label. Then let your imagination run wild.

1.) Adding Flowers And Fruit Into Your Jars:

Try slicing citrus fruit up and placed in the bottom of your old washed out jars, add some water to display, then add your favourite sweet little flowers. How pretty is this idea? You can mix and match the colours of fruit to go with your theme or flowers.

2.) Growing Flowers, Bulbs Or Herbs:

Why not grow your own bulbs, flowers and herbs in them. Wah out the jars well, remove labels, fill with soil and them add seeds to your favourite flowers bulbs or herbs.

How sweet do these flowers look?

National Gardening Week next week (11th-17th April).

What a great idea to try out!? You can make your own little garden on a windowsill full of jars.

What do you think of these Upcycled Jam Jars ideas? Fancy making any of these ideas?

For all my upcycle ideas you can find them here: Upcycled.

What else would you pop into old jars?

Here are a few more ideas:

  1. Cotton wool, cotton bud, cotton balls in the bathroom.
  2. Sweets, nuts, fruit or small biscuits.
  3. pencils, crayons, rubbers, paperclips etc.
  4. Candles
  5. Homemade jams, marmalades and chutneys.
  6. Buttons, cotton, pins for sewing.
  7. Try painting pretty butterflies on them?
  8. Glue pretty lace and ribbons on them.
  9. Popping battery little lights into them.
  10. Why not pop your cutlery inside them? One set for each table setting?


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  1. Suza
    10th April 2016 / 8:40 am

    so lovely.Happy weekend to you!susa

    • Clairejustine oxox
      11th April 2016 / 8:19 pm

      Thanks Suza, hope you having a lovely week so far 🙂

  2. Suzy
    10th April 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Oh how cute and Springy….love the fruit in the jar, gonna try this in the Summer!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      11th April 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by Suzy 🙂

  3. Sam @ Living The Dutch Dream
    10th April 2016 / 4:06 pm

    Super Cute! I love the orange, lime and lemon vases.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      11th April 2016 / 8:23 pm

      Thanks for the visit Sam 🙂

  4. Julia Nyanyo
    10th April 2016 / 9:22 pm

    The vases with the fruit look so good, what a lovely idea.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      11th April 2016 / 8:24 pm

      Thanks for the visit Julia 🙂

  5. thepaintedapron.com
    11th April 2016 / 12:18 pm

    Love the colored water with citrus, great idea!Jenna

    • Clairejustine oxox
      11th April 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks for the comment Jenna 🙂

  6. Margarett Murphy
    11th April 2016 / 6:14 pm

    How beautiful. Love the top idea!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      11th April 2016 / 8:26 pm

      Thanks for the comment, that one is my favourite too 🙂

  7. Melanie
    12th April 2016 / 8:36 pm

    I've been looking for some new ways to display things and this is perfect!! I love the fruit pic w/ the roses! It must have smelled beautiful =PMelanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th April 2016 / 4:59 pm

      Thanks Melanie, I love this idea 🙂

  8. Create With Joy
    16th April 2016 / 1:27 am

    Dear Claire, I love both of the features you shared with us at Inspire Me Monday this week – as a matter of fact, they both made my preliminary "pick" list – but I ended up choosing this one since the jars and flowers were so lovely and so easy to do!Congrats for being one of our Featured Guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday Party (Week #223, goes live on Sunday)- have an amazing weekend! 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th April 2016 / 7:05 pm

      Thanks so much for featuring my blog this week at Inspire me Monday 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th April 2016 / 7:06 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Jessica 🙂

  9. Molly Wagner
    18th April 2016 / 1:29 am

    Love love love this! How pretty these would be on an outdoor patio set during a cookout. Great idea, just pinned 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      24th April 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and pinning Molly..

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